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Title:  Press Lead Operator

Requisition ID:  13426-159

Stone Mountain, GA, US, 30083

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Job Description     PRESS LEAD


The Press Operator Lead is responsible for operating and directing work flow on Flexo Printing Presses.  Press Leads are responsible for printing and production of high quality printed sheets primarily consisting of cut and stack labels at acceptable speed and efficiency while maintaining the highest standard of safety.  This is achieved through strong knowledge of printing concepts, ability to troubleshoot printing problems, identify good and poor quality work according to standards, and adhering to all Safety Requirements and Rules.


JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Registration of printed material.
  • Color matching per the customer requirements.
  • Maintaining adequate production levels.
  • Comply with safe work practices rules and policies.
  • General housekeeping.
  • Compliance with Quality related procedures.
  • Completing required paperwork to accompany each job as well as labor reporting forms.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Manufacturing experience required.
  • Minimum of two years Flexo Press Operator experience required. (Five years preferred.)
  • Internal candidates, closely related, experience required in lieu of five years direct.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Machine preventative maintenance experience required.
  • Printing press basic trouble shooting experience preferred.




  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.



  • Ability to interact with customers, co-workers, and managers in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment while meeting deadlines safely and within quality specifications.
  • Ability to work within safety rules/guidelines.



  • General schedules are 8-hour/5-day or 12-hour/7-day shifts on alternate days with rotating weekends off, however, employees must be willing to work alternate schedules or overtime that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so. The Lead Operator may have to assist coordinate duties and activities on other than shifts, when necessary.

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

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